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Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Salary & Benefits

Baker & Hostetler offers a very competitive salary, a competitive performance bonus program along with a comprehensive and competitive benefit program.

2012 compensation for entry-level lawyers was $ 120,000 per year, whilst the summer compensation for 1Ls, 2Ls and Post -3Ls was $2,115 per week.

In addition first year associates receive a summer stipend of $5,000, reimbursement of bar exam (up to $2,500) and moving expenses. Associates are also eligible for a bonus based upon billable hours.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Philadelphia 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 
Associate Cleveland 1st Year Yearly $155,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Denver 1st Year Yearly $140,000.00 
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Columbus 1st Year Yearly $130,000.00 
Associate Orlando 1st Year Yearly $120,000.00 
Associate Costa Mesa 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Cincinnati 1st Year Yearly $120,000.00 
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Atlanta 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate Seattle 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $180,000.00 
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 

Salary Information from Survey of Current Attorneys by BCG Attorney Search

Law Firm
Cleveland, Ohio
4 years, 2 months
Salary + Bonus
$75,001- $100,000
$25,001- $35,000
View Employee full survey


  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • Bar Association Fees
  • CLE
  • Dental Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family/Dependent Care Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance
  • Other benefits include:
  • Voluntary Accident Insurance - Self and Family
  • Four Weeks of Vacation Annually
  • Short-Term Disability Benefits
  • Long-Term Disability Benefits
  • Pre-Tax Benefit Programs - Dependent Care, Health Care Reimbursement and Transit/Qualified Parking (in most cities)
  • Retirement Program - Voluntary 401(k) Plan
  • Military Leave
  • Reimbursement of Bar Examination Fees and Study Courses
  • Bar Dues - National, State and One Section
  • Continuing Legal Education

Benefits Package:

Health, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Malpractice, Accident & Travel Insurance, Health Care/Dependent Care Reimbursement, Long-term Care, Pre-tax Parking, 401(k), Short/Long-term Disability, Parental Leave, Vacation (4 weeks), Employee Assistance Program, Child/Elder Care Research & Referral, Alternative Work Schedule, Bar Association Dues, Relocation Expenses, Health, Dental and Vision for Same-Sex Domestic Partner.

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